The Chinese. JOHN FRANCIS DAVIS.

The Chinese.

London. MA Nattali, 1849. [Reprint]. Stock ID #162932

2 volumes in 1. Volume I: 18 full page black and white full page wood engravings, 9 in text. iv + 395pp, school prize inscription dated 22nd December, 1857 one blank. Volume II: 10 full page wood engravings and many in text, iii + 459pp, index. Preliminary leaves volume I a little foxed, some other occasional foxing. Marbled endpapers and edges, full calf, raised bands, spine gilt. Light wear and marking to leather. An attractive copy. Lively description of many aspects of Chinese life first published in 1836. Sir John Davis served with the East India Company and later became Governor of Hong Kong. Uncommon edition of this work. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 162932).

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